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With one of the most celebrated beer programs in the country, let alone the borough, Tørst could have limited its food offerings to bar nuts and pretzels, without anyone batting an eye. And yet, they dropped the mic with an in-house restaurant (Luksus) as well, which amassed Michelin stars due to the culinary stylings of the accomplished Daniel Burns—who had legitimate rights to the “Noma” line on his resume. Burns departed this past December (shuttering...
On a recent Sunday evening I found myself perched at the marble bar in Tørst, sipping a delicate stout infused with Guatamalan coffee and chatting with a friend who recently moved to Greenpoint. It was her first time at the craft beer haven and she was admiring the way the marble harmoniously works with the reclaimed wood arranged in a herringbone pattern in various shades of brown. I pointed out the twenty-one taps that...
Dr. Seuss' magnum opus, "Green Kegs and Ham," contains two of my all-time favorite lines in literature: "Summer shouldn't be a bummer. There is usually sun—and if beer is near, there is always fun!" In honor of those uplifting words from the legendary author and illustrator, whose rollicking rhymes also enlivened classic beer-themed children's books like "The Cat in the Hat Drinks His Brew From A Shoe," "How the Grinch Stole My Christmas Beer!,"...
Truth: Greenpoint has transformed dramatically in far less than a decade. Today, artists who decamped to Brooklyn's northern-most neighborhood in the 90s to escape Manhattan rents have been joined by, well, much of Manhattan. And high rises. And popped collars. And yet! If a place ever had a spiritual core, it might be Greenpoint. Authentically Polish on one end, artist- and creative-heavy on the other, these are the populations that still suffuse Greenpoint with its...

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